The Dangers of Driving and Cell Phones: Will Oprah Make a Difference?


Driving and using a cell phone is very dangerous. There are just too many studies already done that establish this. It’s proven that drivers using a cell phone are four times more likely to be in a crash. That’s 400% higher risk of an accident, folks. The risk about as high when you're using a hands-free phone, because the distraction is the key.

In January 2010, Oprah devoted her attention to this danger, not only by having one of her TV shows educate viewers on the issue (it was re-run this week), but also by lending her name (and her time) to national efforts attempting to ban cell phone usage by drivers.

Can Oprah make the difference? Have you used your cell phone in the car while driving lately — to call or to text? Seen someone on their cell while you were driving to work this morning?

Then you already know the answer.

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